Thursday, August 21, 2014
Five Minute Friday: Change
Prompt of the week: Change
It is amazing how quickly your life can change; how a woman can change from longing and hopeful but scared to hope too much, to ecstatic and filled with love and joy in a matter of seconds when those 2 pink lines pop up on the pregnancy test.
Or how she can change from ecstatic and filled with love and joy and hope, to devastated and broken and wondering how this could have just happened when they can't find a heartbeat.
How a missionary can change from being a doctor helping treat victims of an Ebola crisis to being a patient himself.
How an audience can change from seeing a comedian and laughing alongside him to seeing the ugly depths of depression.
How a young man can change from planning his college career to dead on the sidewalk full of bullets in a matter of 3 minutes.
Yes, life can change in an instant, and never be the same again. There are moments that leave you reeling. Change can rip your heart right out of your chest.
But what each life so desperately needs is a change. A change where the heart of stone melts into a heart of flesh.
What this sad and sin-soaked world needs is a change. A change in each individual's heart that will prompt change in a family, a community, a nation, a planet.
And I rest in knowing that NOTHING can change God's love. Not racism or bullets, not depression or suicide, not illness or disease, not stillbirth or aching hearts. God's love is greater than all of it.
God's love is the only thing that will never change. God's love is the only thing that will ever bring the change that we need.